Integrating pharmacists into Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (IPAC project): Protocol for an interventional, non-randomised study to improve chronic disease outcomes
Sophia Couzos, Deborah Smith, Mike Stephens, Robyn Preston, Delia Hendrie, Hannah Loller, Megan Tremlett, Alice Nugent, Fran Vaughan, Shelley Crowther, Douglas Boyle, Petra Buettner, Erik Biros
Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experience a higher burden of chronic disease yet have poorer access to needed medicines than other Australians. Adverse health outcomes from these illnesses can be minimised with improved prescribing quality. This project aims to improve quality of care outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adult patients with chronic disease by integrating a pharmacist within primary health care teams in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs). METHODOLOGY: This non-randomised, prospective, pre and post quasi-experimental study, will be pragmatic, community-based and participatory, comparing outcomes and costs using pai..View full abstract
The project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, under the Pharmacy Trials Program (Tranche 2) funding as part of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA). The project funder had no role in study design, data collection, management of the project, analysis and interpretation, writing of the report, or the decision to submit the report for publication. The project funder has a role in approving reports for publication.